Online Tools

There are a number of free resources available to help you look up a fact, study for an exam or just find a good book to read. Explore!

Online Resources


  • Vicksburg High School Library Card Catalog using - Provides access to the High School Library's card catalog to explore titles. Select Vicksburg High School and surf our catalog.
  • CIA World Factbook - Contains profiles for every country in the world.
  • Easy Bib - EasyBib is a citation generator for MLA, APA, and other formats.
  • FirstGov - Official USA government web portal for U.S. government services and information.
  • Google Scholar - Google Scholar is a freely accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing.
  • Purdue Owl - Resource on how to write a research paper, grammar tips, and MLA, APA formatting links.
  • Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues - An organization dedicated to researching issues that are controversial and important. presents the information in a way that is balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent and primarily in a pro-con format.
  • Sweet Search - Sweet Search is a search engine that is specifically designed for student use and each web site has been examined by search experts.
  • Vicksburg District Library - Local access to a wealth of information.
  • Western Michigan University Library - Online library catalog and research resources. Programs, events, and continuing education services.

MeL Databases

The Michigan electronic Library (MeL) is a service of the Library of Michigan and provides a number of resources to Michigan Residents. Some of the more interesting segments are:

  • Britannica School-High Primary sources for quick facts and in-depth information on history, geography, people, places, science, and much more. Biographies, world atlas, countries comparison, articles and interactive resources are available.
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context is full text and features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.